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Biggs, Asa
by Chestnut, Paul I. Asa Biggs, jurist and senator, was born in Williamston, Martin County, the son of Joseph Biggs, a merchant and Primitive Baptist preacher, and his third wife, Chloe Daniel. His grandfather, Joseph [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Henry H.
by Hutcheson, H. James. Henry H. Bryan, congressman, was born in Martin County and attended local schools before moving to Tennessee. He married Milly Taylor 13 June 1799; they were the parents of a son and a daughter, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chance, William Claudius, Sr.
by Caldwell, John T. William Claudius Chance, Sr., educator and humanitarian, was born in Parmele. His parents were W. V. and Alice Chance; his grandparents, who reared him, were Bryant and Penethia Chance; all were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Annie Moore
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Annie Moore Cherry, educator, daughter of William Rodney and Elizabeth Eleanor Moore Cherry, was born in Martin County but spent most of her early life in Hobgood and Scotland Neck, Halifax County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Everett, Reuben Oscar
by Creech, William A. Reuben Oscar Everett, attorney and civic and cultural leader, was born at Hamilton, Martin County, the son of Justus and Elizabeth Purvis Everett. Shortly afterwards he moved with his family to their [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hassell, Cushing Biggs
by Ducey, Mitchell F. Hassell, Cushing Biggs by Mitchell F. Ducey, 1988 14 Oct. 1809–11 Apr. 1880 Cushing Biggs Hassell, businessman, politician, and educational [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hassell, Sylvester
by Ducey, Mitchell F. Hassell, Sylvester by Mitchell F. Ducey, 1988 28 July 1842–18 Aug. 1928 Sylvester Hassell, educator, scholar, and Primitive Baptist preacher, was born and reared in Williamston, Martin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, Whitmel
by Young, James R. Whitmel Hill, Revolutionary officer and government official, delegate to the Continental Congress, state senator, and member of the Council of State, was born into a wealthy family in Bertie County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Joyner, Andrew
by Murphy, Eva. Andrew Joyner, legislator and army officer, was born in Halifax County, the son of Henry (d. 1803) and Menie Troughton Joyner. An able legislator and promoter of internal affairs in state government, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kerr, Washington Caruthers
by Noblin, Stuart. Kerr, Washington Caruthers by Stuart Noblin, 1988 24 May 1827–9 Aug. 1885 Washington Caruthers Kerr, geologist, was born in eastern Guilford County in the Alamance Creek–Alamance Church [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, John Calhoun
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. Lamb, John Calhoun by Clara Hamlett Robertson Flannagan, 1991 21 Dec. 1836–27 May 1864 See also: Lam, Wilson Gray, Jr.; Lamb, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lamb, Wilson Gray, Jr.
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Lamb, Wilson Gray, Jr. by Curtis Carroll Davis, 1991 17 Nov. 1842–22 Feb. 1922 Wilson Gray Lamb, Jr., political leader, merchant, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewelling, John
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Lewelling, Tory partisan, was born in Norfolk County, Va., into a family of small landowners and boatwrights. He was the only son of William Lewelling, of the western branch of the Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Joseph John
by Hickman, Michael Wesley. Martin, Joseph John by Michael Wesley Hickman, 1991 21 Nov. 1833–18 Dec. 1900 Joseph John Martin, lawyer and congressman, was born in Williamston, the son of Wheeler and Caroline Watts [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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